I had my first nephrologist appointment yesterday. I peed in a cup and gave 7 vials of blood
. She looked me up and down and all over and went over my last hospitalizations and my symptoms and medical history and then she told me quote/end quote that it would be "blatant mapractice"
give me a kidney biopsy. So I will be having a biopsy 99% sure in two weeks or less depending on how fast they can schedule it. The only thing that would stop it is by some fluke chance some of my blood work comes back with a big answer but the nephrologist said she doubted that would happen. She said if you have any sort of kidney disease that your protein count will always get higher when you are pregnant and then told me if I basically ignored this and left it untreated I could end up with permanant kidney damage and the sooner they find out what exactly it is the sooner they can put me on meds or possibly pregnancy safe chemo. She said in all the biopsies shes
ever done shes always found the cause of the protein but some doctors have biopsied and the results have been inconclusive so there is always that chance.
She then went over some of the things that could cause this such as diabetes and lupus and said shes pretty sure I dont have either of those and that some of the kidney diseases come and go as they please and may not even need treatment but some stay unless treated and will just get worse and basically I could have had this all my life and just not know unless by some fluke chance a doctor in my past history had me do a urine test when it was flarred up.
So I get to spend all day in the hospital and then get to lay on my pregnant stomach for the procedure and she said they wont give me any sedation because I am pregnant or maybe they would but it would be a HIGHLY CONTROLLED amount
which sucks but I understand why they have to do it.
Anyways thats the latest on me. I want to know whats up but the idea of a biopsy is not my idea of a good time. Oh well at least maybe I am getting closer to a diagnosis.